§ 24. Mr. Philip Oppenheim
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many personnel are employed on trade promotion activities in British diplomatic posts in Japan.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Thirty four. In Tokyo there are six United Kingdom-based and 20 locally engaged staff (of which eight are senior commercial officers and 12 are supporting staff). In Osaka there are two United Kingdom-based and six locally-engaged staff (of which three are senior commercial officers and three are supporting staff). Her Majesty's ambassador also devotes much of his time to trade promotion.